ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Definition of verification

: the act or process of verifying : the state of being verified

Examples of verification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many organizations are doubling down on the mobile approach to access management and verification of employees on-site. Usman Shuja, Forbes, 18 May 2022 The detective, who appeared taken aback, asked why, and Ms. Brophy disclosed that her insurance company was making her provide verification for a $40,000 life insurance claim. New York Times, 18 May 2022 The rental payments should be given directly to the homeowner, and not the tenant to assure payment verification and prevent evictions. Baltimore Sun, 18 May 2022 Guests are encouraged to download and use the digital verification app Bindle; paper credentials also accepted. Sara Butler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2022 How much scientific verification does one need, for instance, to accept that unicorns exist nowhere on Earth? Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, 10 May 2022 Some videos in this database were also corroborated by news verification groups such as Storyful or open-source researchers, but all have been independently confirmed by The Post. Washington Post, 9 May 2022 Samsung, Reebok, Adidas, more offer nurses discounts with, another verification service, also has partnered with brands to confirm eligibility for discounts for nurses. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 6 May 2022 Nathan Click, a spokesman for the online-betting measure, said the new marketplace would be tightly regulated, requiring users to connect their profiles to bank accounts with mandatory age verification. Katherine Sayre, WSJ, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of verification

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verification

borrowed from Medieval Latin vērificātiōn-, vērificātiō, from vērificāre "to verify" + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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The first known use of verification was in 1523

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21 May 2022

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“Verification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Kids Definition of verification

: the act or process of confirming or checking the accuracy of : the state of being confirmed or having the accuracy of checked


ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Legal Definition of verification

1 : an act or process of verifying
2 : a sworn statement of truth or correctness submitted a verification signed by the defendant with the petition


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